Weather For Dummies
"Weather For Dummies is probably the best book written for a general audience about the subject." ?BILL GATES Find out what's really going on when it seems like the sky is falling with Weather For DummiesWhat exactly is happening when the wind blows, the clouds roll in, lightning flashes, and rain pours down? How do hurricanes whip into a frenzy, and where do tornadoes come from? Why do seasonal conditions sometimes vary so much from one year to the next? The inner workings of the weather can be a mystery, but Dummies can help. Packed with dozens of maps, charts, and stunning photographs of weather conditions, Weather For Dummies brings the science of meteorology down to earth, covering everything from weather basics to cloud types, seasonal differences, extreme weather events, climate change, and beyond. You'll learn how to:Predict the weather and prepare a forecastUse common weather terminology like a proIdentify different types of cloudsSpot weather conditions that can lead to storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, and monsoonsObserve fun weather phenomena like lightning, rainbows, sundogs, and haloesTalk about what impact weather has on the global ecosystemGet a handle on smog, the greenhouse effect, global warming, and other climate issuesFeaturing clear explanations and fun and easy activities you can do at home, you'll be ready - rain or shine - for the ever-changing skies above with Weather For Dummies.